The natural anti-inflammatory
Everyone has experienced inflammation and its unpleasant symptoms of pain, swelling, and redness. Inflammation – a highly complex process – is the body’s response to tissue injuries (muscles, skin, tendons, ligaments, or joints). Such injuries can be caused by an acute trauma (sprained ankle), chronic strain (lower back pain, tennis elbow, tendonitis, etc.), or damage through toxins, physical or chemical injury (for example cuts, burns) or invasion by microbes. Inflammation is part of the natural healing process and necessary to restore normal tissue function. It is orchestrated and controlled by our immune system.
However excessive inflammation and extreme swelling can slow the healing process and cause considerable pain and loss of function/movement. Traumeel works to restore a balanced response and keeps inflammation at a beneficial level. This supports the healing process and tissue regeneration. The unique combination of homeopathic ingredients in Traumeel reduces pain and clears up bruising very quickly. The sooner you apply Traumeel to the injured tissue, the faster you are back to normal life. I always keep the gel in my cupboard.
Ordinary pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories like diclofenac (i.e. Voltaren) can block inflammation and reduce pain, but have significant side effects (i.e. erosion of the stomach wall), even when taken as a gel. Traumeel is free from side effects and modulates inflammation to a healthy level, getting you back on track faster. Traumeel is available as a cream, a gel, or as tablets.
The cream and gel are great on acute injuries of joints, tendons and ligaments. The tablets may be used for systemic inflammation or prior to surgical procedures, especially tooth extractions. The tablets should always be prescribed by a qualified naturopath.